Thomas P. Neslund DMD, PC
49 Brookwood Ave.
Carlisle, PA 17015

Consider Teeth Whitening from Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

If you want a smile that gives you a youthful glow and communicates optimum health, nothing beats a bright, white smile. But if your teeth are looking dull with stains and discolorations, there’s still hope. Professional teeth whitening from Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can help you look and feel more attractive.

Why Isn’t My Smile White?

The main reason teeth become yellowed or darker is because of the foods and beverages people enjoy everyday. Every bite you take and every sip you swallow passes over your teeth on the way to your stomach. Unfortunately, those tasty and nutritious treats often contain stain-causing ingredients that can get trapped in the ridges and pits of tooth enamel. Eventually there is buildup that stains your teeth and darkens your smile. 


Take coffee and tea, for example. Those tasty pick-me-ups both have chemicals that latch on to your teeth. Rinsing with water after a cup of your morning favorite can be helpful, but eventually you are likely to see the results on your smile. 

Other factors that can contribute to the color of your smile include:

  • Genetics—our teeth are programmed to lean toward yellow, gray or brown and this color becomes more pronounced as we age

  • Teeth grinding—the habitual pressure and grinding can darken the biting edges of teeth

  • Traumatic injury—bleeding inside a tooth can darken the overall appearance

  • Cracks and chips—these microscopic detractors can hide stain-causing elements

  • Age—the simple fact is that our teeth tend to yellow and darken as we age

Teeth Whitening that Fits You Perfectly

Take-home teeth whitening is a popular choice among our patients because it provides consistent, excellent results in the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule. If you’re considering take-home teeth whitening, it might be tempting to use an over-the-counter whitener, but using professional-grade whitening from your dentist at home can make a big difference in the end result. Our take-home teeth whitening kits include custom-made bleaching trays that fit you perfectly, making for even and effective whitening.

We will take impressions of your smile and use these impressions to create custom bleaching trays. It only takes a couple of days for us to fabricate your teeth whitening trays. You place the teeth whitening agent in the trays and wear them for a few hours each day. After about a week or two, your smile will have whitened dramatically, giving your overall appearance a major boost. Everyone's teeth stain over time due to foods, beverages, or other environmental factors. That's why teeth whitening is such a popular cosmetic dentistry service at our office.

Call Our Office Today

There’s no reason to live with a smile that is less than white and bright. Take home teeth whitening is convenient and affordable. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Neslund at Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. We serve patients from Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Boiling Springs, Shippensburg and surrounding communities.

We offer a number of dental care services, including periodontal therapy, restorative dentistry, and dental implants. Starting with general dentistry for maximum health, we can help you achieve a smile that will last for years to come. Your entire family is welcome at our Carlisle, PA dental office, and we look forward to helping you attain optimum oral form and

Dr. Thomas P. Neslund

Dr. Thomas Neslund graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1986 with a BS in Natural Sciences and a minor in Economics. While attending IUP, Dr. Neslund played soccer 4 years for the Crimson Hawks. Receiving his DMD degree from the University Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1990, Dr. Neslund took an interesting path to start his career. That year, he was commissioned in the US Public Service, Indian Health Service.

Meet Dr. Neslund

If you are in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Boiling Springs, Shippensburg or surrounding Pennsylvania communities, contact Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for an appointment today. Let Dr. Neslund show you what he can do for your smile.